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Our Open House season has come to a close but - stay tuned - we may have more in the months ahead! In the meantime catch a replay of our January 2021 Open House below as well as a few on-demand demo options.
Replay: MECA Virtual Open House, January 23. 2021. Watch on Vimeo
This info session was all about being seen at MECA — hear from students and staff about what it means to be part of MECA's community, how to access opportunities to show your work, what it's like to be in the studios, and why students chose to attend MECA.
Typical Open House agenda:
1–2pm EST: Info Session & Student Panel
+ President Laura Freid & Dean Ian Anderson begin with a welcome
+ Featured staff presentation
+ A panel of current BFA students will lead a Q+A: participation encouraged!
2:15–3pm EST: Live Artmaking Demos and Workshops
Choose from one of two live Zoom workshops detailed below.
3–5pm EST: Portfolio Reviews with Admissions Counselors and Alumni
Sign up here for a time slot and we'll text you back with a Zoom Room link and time.
Live sessions will be live on Zoom and will be closed captioned.
In Convo: MECA students animate "Be Seen"
Watch via MECA Vimeo
Adam Fisher, MECA Animation program chair, and Animation seniors Ruthie Harrison,'21 and Richie Ward, '21 discuss their work on the MECA "Be Seen" homepage animation as well as the MECA Game Art program. Check out the story in Cartoon Brew!
Sculpture + Design Thinking Demo: Sculpture, Process & Practice with Professor Ben Spalding
Watch via MECA Vimeo
Learn more about the studio processes you may encounter as a first-year student in the MECA Sculpture Department with Ben Spalding, Assistant Professor in Foundations.
If you’d like to participate with the video, please have these following supplies ready:
+ at least 20 sheets of paper (computer, notebook or whatever is available)
+ drawing tools of your choice
+ tape of any kind
+ any other art materials or objects that speak to you
Watch films and animations by current students and recent MECA grads in our Virtual Film Fest!
"Mable and the Wolf"
by StopMotionCollab: Khayman Clancy, Sam McKenzie, Amanda Saker (all class of '20)
a junior collaboration film, class of '18
"Newt: The Invincible Ball Boy (Work in Progress)"
by Corey Boynton '21
"Hotdog vs. Hotdog"
by Alex Ryan (Faculty)
"Title" is the actual title of this one.
by Logan White '20
by Sam Tabibian '21
"Tiny Sheriff vs Slightly Larger Outlaw"
by Josh Lightbourne '20, Elise Foley '19, Taryn Perry '19
"Untitled 2D animation film"
by Will Kittridge '19
Learn more about how our community is responding to COVID and keeping our community healthy.
Saturday, February 20, 2021